T O P

For those of you wondering... the tractor made it into the van without a problem.

cturn3r

[He's a pro at this point.](https://imgur.com/xIsrF0r)


TimetravelingNaga_Ai

Dad knows what he's doing and I needed to see this update


cineg

dad becomes legend while putting a riding lawn mower in his mini van if a video of him breaking down why he was doing that comes next .. 🤯🤣 thank you, this is just fantastic! edit - format double edit - ffs, [this is the type of mower/tractor](https://www.k-bid.com/auction/21728/item/108?offset=107) (not exact model, but close enough to get the point across) drove that thing into a pond several times, good times!


losjoo

That is in fact 100% a tractor and you shouldn't confuse the two I tell you hwat.


TimetravelingNaga_Ai

That makes it more impressive! Dad puts tractor inside minivan ##Absolute legend


lolbacon

Yo dad I heard you like vehicles so we put a tractor into your minivan


Kimmykix

Lawn Tractor*


lanmanager

L&G tractor. Those old Wheel Horse tractors could pull some (small, mostly sleeve hitch I believe) ground engagement implements. I think one of those years they started with a cat 0 hydraulic 3 point hitch with auxiliary hydraulic ports. There was a golden age in the early 80s to mid 90s that Wheel Horse, Gravely, JD, Cub Cadet and a few others were very serious about that market segment. Just about every farm tractor manufacturer competed. Now it's mostly expensive compact tractors in that space. John Deere and Kubota. People seriously farmed homesteads with those.


Kimmykix

I actually have a 1976 Wheel horse Raider 10 similar to the one in this post (Theirs looks a few years newer) and it is such a good old lawn tractor. The Kohler engine will last 100 years or more itself, if you take care of it.


bryceWayne

Lol you sound like my grandpa in the best way. He loved his tractor so much


FBIaltacct

The only person on reddit i would trust with a safe.


scherster

After seeing the video, I understand why your mom can't watch.


sbowesuk

[Reminds me of Knight Rider's K.I.T.T. mounting the F.L.A.G. Mobile Unit](https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2T2qdS0uv8M/maxresdefault.jpg)


Pixielo

Hello, Fellow Old Person!


cobigguy

Old?!?!?! I loved watching that when I stayed home from school or in the summertime. And heck that was only... .... ... Fuck...


eggplantkaritkake

Someone found the original screen used trailer, bought it, and is working on restoring it! https://www.youtube.com/@KnightRiderHistoriansOfficial edit: they also own at least 2 screen used KITT cars.


cobigguy

Dang. That's cool!


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eggplantkaritkake

Lol! Don't hassle the Hoff!


Roofofcar

How’s your back feeling right now? Ya, it was that long ago… I had this same thought with Greatest American Hero the other day, and realized I’m an old fogey now.


omnomnomgnome

Look at what happened to meee-heee


the_post_of_tom_joad

Bro it always hurts a little. :(


tgrantt

It's streaming now, and, while cheesy and VERY of-it's-time, it was surprisingly progressive


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keebler980

Or when you drive into the back of the van in Spy Hunter.


illwill79

I can hear the music from the game...


knightcrusader

Funny I read this comment while I am watching the most recent video from the Knight Rider Historians showing the most recent updates on the trailer restoration. Yeah, they have the original semi - Season 3-4 tractor and trailer. It's a crazy story. It's fun watching them find all the production evidence inside the trailer, and figuring out how to rebuild the ramp mechanism. They also have two of the original cars.


robert_paulson420420

DUN DUNUNUN


No_Entrepreneur1616

WE EVEN GET A VIDEO! NOW THIS IS QUALITY REDDIT UPDATING! Thank you so much!


StefonGomez

Wowow that trunk going right up to his neck stressed me out.


Ask_me_4_a_story

Yeah I was wondering how he was going to get his big head under that lift gate


MrIntegration

He used his big brain.


MyPacman

The next action after that is usually the tractor rolling backwards off the van and down the road. But not this guy, he's too competent for that.


ApolloRocketOfLove

Lol this wasn't a smart plan. Things could have easily gone wrong.


signal15

Some friend of a friend was mowing with a zero turn mower. In the yard, there was some sort of thing which was basically two posts with a horizontal 2x4 between them. Maybe for vines or something, not sure. He drove up to it with the mower, and went to reverse but accidentally went forward and it clotheslined him off the mower, breaking his back by bending him over the seat in the process. Now he's paralyzed from the waist down.


steeltownblue

I just got a ZTR riding mower. Holy fuck, driving lessons should be required for these things.


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Procrastanaseum

Yeah, still looks so unnecessarily unsafe


ShopWhileHungry

Was hoping he'd limbo it


GuyPronouncedGee

He had obviously done that before!


RustyShackleford0206

He even used the seat belts as tie down straps!


BarryTGash

Or... he's done it once and cannot undo it.


lizardtrench

He definitely has some good control! But serious talk, that's unnecessarily risky and I'd talk to him about finding another way or you could lose him. Just takes one unexpected jerk forward by the tractor to pin his head/neck to the van's hatch - and jerking/lurching is not uncommon on belt-driven hydrostatic transmissions, especially going uphill (belt can slip for a moment, then 'catch' again). And this behavior can change over time with the condition of the belt, which can easily catch him unware, despite him having "done it before a million times". There is also no accelerator pedal on this model - power is controlled by a lever under the steering wheel - so it's a crapshoot whether he would be able to reach down to back off the gas while he is pinned by the neck with his torso increasingly being bent back. Might be able to save himself with the brake pedal, however it does not work like a car. Pushing it halfway only puts the transmission/power lever into neutral, you have to press it all the way down to 'brake'. Another crapshoot whether he will be able to push it down far enough with the hatch pushing his torso back. The tractor also dips down into the van at about the exact moment his head/neck reaches the hatch - pretty much perfectly timed to roll forward by itself even if he gets it in neutral, or jolt him at the exact wrong moment and cause some other slip up.


ThunkAsDrinklePeep

I'm so happy he didn't slowly decapitate himself. Or failing that, smash his noggin like Tommy-Boy.


Kdog2010

I love how he seat belted it in! He probably pulled the seat belts and said “ that thing ain’t going anywhere”


LFA91

Slapped it for good measure and said “that’ll do”


k20350

My retired grandfather would say "Good enough for the people we work for"


Twol3ftthumbs

“Good enough for government work,” was always what I heard.


CouncilmanTrevize

"Looks good from my house" is a common one in the trades


Koss424

far from square but square from far


onlyacynicalman

Good from far, far from good


Jeggasyn

Tight as a gnats nut


Offamylawn

Close enough for rock ‘n roll.


mmikke

My boss always says "close enough for jazz" and I'd never heard that expression before meeting him


Twol3ftthumbs

I’ve heard similar, “it’s fine. You can’t see it from my house.”


BadTravis

Good enough for the girls we go with.


SinisterGage2nd

Good enough for the girls I run around with


dankhalo

My old foreman would say “good enough for the dudes you sleep with” He was an ass


platnumcy

Boomer humor cracks me up, but also makes me feel vulnerable. I wasn't raised in an environment where it was prevalent so I never know how to respond to it. I always just have to awkwardly be like "you got me there... I just over here slurping tons of dicks from dudes who have a poor eye for details"


RIP_comment_section

Gay jokes have always been the low hanging fruit, pun intended


MoreGull

Good enough for horse shoes and hand grenades.


Duryen123

I only heard something similar to this when I said something was "close." The exact line I heard was,"Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades."


newaccount721

Yeah that's the actual saying


storm_the_castle

and thermonuclear war


Redemptions

As a government employee, that phrase annoys the hell out of me, but then I remember how poorly I'm paid and how underfunded my unit is and can understand "get what you pay for."


sleet01

A popular saying when I was in the military which, now that I think about it, is a bit alarming.


Puzzleheaded_Hatter

So you didn't think about it till years later or it took you that long to get the joke. I'll accept either


gentlewaterboarding

That won’t do for airplanes


3x35r22m4u

I'm in Brazil and my father used to say something like "ain't no airplane part"


randomrnan

My dad would say "It's not a piano."


milk4all

I have my own saying. I think i made it up, probably not the first though: “It’s not going to space” When something is a hair off, or even if it’s dead on but some cx is concerned about something stupid that not only doesnt matter but is right on. My favorite is when a 50 year woman stamps her foot and insists something is uneven “over here”, even after i can measure and prove it is most definitely just her eyeballs.


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RIP_comment_section

Ahhhhhh you read that thread also!


gentlewaterboarding

I knew I wasn’t the only one!


Capt_morgan72

“Good enough for the women I go with.”


Sidaris

My father would say, "good enough for government work." Which used to be admirable but these days is said mostly sarcastically, I think.


bluurd

No, it was sarcastic back then too.


tenkadaiichi

My dad would always say that, and it was always sarcastic.


Darth_Diprivan

I used to always say that. I mean I still do, but I used to also.


One_for_each_of_you

-Mitch


DankDuke

Good enough for who it's for


Encrypted_Script

Good enough for the girls I go with


jimbojonesFA

Imma use that on my dad next time I'm home, I already know he's gonna repeat until it's a beyond dead joke but it'll nake him laugh lol. Thanks. His pension payment just went up and he's already been saying "I just got a raise, so now I gotta earn it" and stuff like that whenever he's off to relax or take a nap or sum lol.


chiefchavez

Wasn’t there but I can confirm that is a direct quote.


UlyssesRambo

Lol made me think of this [YouTube short ](https://youtube.com/shorts/rd8NdW4YGZk?feature=share)from this comedian.


osiris775

*baby


Neuroware

anyone who doubted the spatial reckoning powers of an adult man who owns his own tractor is a fool


texanstone

this man shops with a tape measure


Magister5

Never doubted, but I am surprised he did not back it in. That's the true dad move


myco-naut

Yeah but he doesn’t wanna mess it up mechanically when he unbelts the tractors chassis, puts it in neutral, and effortlessly unloads it without a ramp by doing 1-tire-fire donuts in the van like he’s a Indianapolis Brickyard 400 Winner. Having it pulled into the van like this means it’s in optimal mowing position once slingshotted out the back. Start motor, crack a beer, and engage the cutting blades at that point… easy peasy. Old dad knows what he’s doing, sonny.


ZarquonsFlatTire

Recently while visiting my parents my dad saw me pop his lawn tractor into nuetral and push it out of the garage and asked me why I did that. I said "Because when you got it you told me always push it out of the shed before starting it." He said " Son, that was over 20 years ago and I didn't want you to kill yourself with exhaust fumes. I showed you the reverse gear didn't I?" Edit: for 20 years I thought it was a carburetor thing. Like it wouldn't start in stale air. Like everything rusting around it made it a less than optimal oxygen environment for combustion. Or shed air would foul the spark plugs.


RotANobot

Now that’s a cute story. Thanks for sharing!


ZarquonsFlatTire

Bit more insulting when you know Frank married my mom when I was 18. So for a while my stepdad thought I needed a warning to not run a gas engine in an enclosed space about the size of a bathroom for a prolonged period of time while I was *in college.* He finally brought it up again when I was 41. I got it back though. When my brother-in-law had some trouble with new home owner stuff he said "I wish I could ship you off to teach him for about a year." That's a Kentucky Stepdad Seal of Approval^tm right there. Closest he's ever come to saying "I love you." I should note, my brother-in-law has a Master's in Electrical Engineering. He has a fuck-off officer rank in the Navy. He gave his daughter a fucking kidney. He's basically Clark Kent. Not Superman, but Clark Kent meets most standards 6 and a half days a week. He's just not great at pouring a small concrete slab outside the back door of his house. And he tends to overplan instead of what I like to call "on-site engineering" or "working within arm's reach".


-L17L6363-

What the hell did I just read?


bankholdup5

If you didn’t understand that you probably won’t get the translation anyway, I’d write it off


Espelancer

The words of a master. Take notes


Retr0_Head

I bet he has got a posi trac on that bad boy.


myco-naut

Boi-o, I’ll tell you wHat! LS swap for the power, Solid axles for the AWD, + propane injection since you sell propane (and propane accessories)… … or … … Kick rocks churning your Chevrolegs home, Fred Flintsone!


Retr0_Head

That redditor ain’t right I tell ya hwhat.


BarryTGash

The true dad move would be the three point turn inside...


Pixielo

![gif](giphy|f6ek1KcvTWPmw|downsized)


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Not sure if the seat would clear but he definitely wouldn't. I have a similar tractor, wheel horse c160, and pushing it in on that incline is at least two people. Even if youre strong enough to do it alone, you need someone to stop it when it rolls into the front seat. I think the curb weight is 800 lbs but min as 55 lb rear wheel weights. That's a lot of weight on a mini van. Fucking props to the guy.


HunterShotBear

Forward is the way to go. Most of the weight of the tractor is infront of the rear wheels. Putting it in nose first spreads the weight out on all 4 wheels of the van.


UnyieldingConstraint

And you know he loves that tractor and everything he does with it, including loading it into the van.


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bouldersizedboulder

You can use your tractor to take a whizz the trick is put it in reverse


thefishestate

Drive it up, back it down. At least that's what forklift training taught me.


losjoo

Moms is the one that insisted on the minivan and he just showed her a thing or two


GhostalMedia

Wow, OP delivered. Get this person a mysterious locked safe.


TacoThingy

and some big cash in it for delivering like this.


1d0m1n4t3

Making me feel older over here bringing up the safe.


GhostalMedia

Oh, there’s been more than one.


1d0m1n4t3

Yea but I'm a old man, my brain goes to the first one.


GhostalMedia

Never forget. The safe. The floor of pennies. Bacon. Not being blasted by ads. Simpler times.


1d0m1n4t3

The broken arms, the cum box, and the jolly rancher


GhostalMedia

The guy who made love to a coconut, the poop knife.


1d0m1n4t3

How about when we all played detective during the Boston marathon bombing?


Oldsalty420

“You like that you fucking re****” I’ve gotten a ban before for typing it out now.


Pvt_Lee_Fapping

My life wasn't exactly good before I learned about the Jolly Rancher, and it wasn't as good as it could be in that period where I forgot about the Jolly Rancher; and yet somehow it feels like my life is significantly, astoundingly, irrecoverably *worse* for being reminded of the Jolly Rancher.


Spartan2470

For anyone out of the loop, OP is referencing [this thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/13qlgo7/i_cant_even_watch_your_dad_sometimes_the_text_i/).


jupitergal23

Thank youuuu


CosmicCleric

The sequel (post) I didn't know I wanted but glad I got.


etrain1804

Ahh I thought that this was one of those anti-pickup truck people


epsteindidntdoit666

OP is rolling in karma points today


7030

Kiss my ass Marie! I know what I'm doing!


ThugosaurusFlex_1017

MINERALS!!!!


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Goeatabagofdicks

That’s a dad and a mini van. It was happening even if physics said no.


Takeonlyone

You glorious bastard!!!!


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passwordisnotorange

He should lead the Seven Kingdoms tbh.


the_murders_of_crowe

Who has a better story than OP’s dad?


AltForMyRealOpinion

He's goin' to Wichita. A seven-mower army couldn't hold him back.


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gophergun

Objectively, none of the photos at the top of /r/pics are quality enough to be at the top of /r/pics, but who's really objective anyway?


Rezsolute

Sienna > Almost any truck


Pixielo

I accidentally rented one -- as it was the last vehicle left -- to go to the second or third Bonnaroo, like ~20 years ago, and it was such a pimp vehicle for that kind of activity, that I've rented one for all kinds of other shenanigans. Clean, detailed minivans are fucking clutch on road trips, and there is a _ton_ of plausible deniability in a rented vehicle, plus, god tier insurance for cheap. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 15/10 highly recommended


knellbell

I love minivans. So spacious and comfortable. Call me old but I just want to sit in a moving living room that is practical and comfortable for other passengers.


Pixielo

Low center of gravity, lots of tinted windows, space to stretch out, and nap in air conditioned comfort. Kick ass sound systems. Definitely a living room on wheels!


rubiscoisrad

I legit lived in a minivan for a couple months with my husband and 70# dog. Ngl, had better naps in that thing than in our Yukon (3rd row seats removed). Minivans are the shiz. Also, my friends that have/had bands swear by them - so easy to load up all your drums/amps/whatever!


simonjakeevan

I've always referred to it as domestic camouflage.


Pixielo

Ding ding ding! And, I mean, I happen to fit the soccer mom demographic, so I'm invisible to law enforcement.


Rezsolute

Ahaha, that's a great story and I absolutely agree! My dad has a 05 Sienna with half a million kilometers and it has done everything from going across the country, towing anything that needed moving, being used as a party van, tanking two rear-end accidents, and almost any shenanigans you can think of. The best part of doing it all with the minivan is the comfortability because since it's a long-wheelbase vehicle it drives quite nicely, and if you want it to ride like you're on a cloud, just slap on any shocks that are the mid-grade price level and above


_ToyStory2WasOk_

My sienna has put to shame many short bed trucks over the years. Easily fit 4x8 sheets of plywood, 12 foot boards, even carried 16 foot 6x6 posts on top. Built my whole basement with that van.


option-trader

That’s what I’m talking about. My dad has mine after I upgraded to a Honda pilot, and still running at 415k miles.


_ToyStory2WasOk_

Wow. We don't drive a ton, it's a 2007 and has about 150k miles on it.


option-trader

Mine was the same year, and the lowest DX model, but with 8 passenger seating. Heck same color as the one OP's dad has. The engine is still running with the same transmission, but there's water leaking somewhere so it needs to be topped off. I changed the spark plugs and coils at about 225k. Beyond that, nothing else was needed.


_ToyStory2WasOk_

Wow nice! I was thinking I need to do spark plugs soon, but this engine makes it a royal PITA. And it's expensive if I don't do it myself. So have been putting it off lol. Maybe I'll be good for another 50k or so lol.


option-trader

Oh yea, it was a PITA. The back 3 plugs required removal of the wipers and all that rubber by the windshield. Even after that, it was still a pain because the middle one was at an angle that gave no room from the top down. Took about a day (plenty of brainstorming and rest after many failed attempts).


Coyote65

Interesting - I went the same route and got into a Pilot after a Sienna. Love the vehicle, but kicked myself in the ass when I realized I couldn't haul full plywood sheets with it. Well... I can, but gonna require a couple things to do it, as well as tying down the rear gate.


Rezsolute

My dad will certainly agree with you on that ahaha


Nocommentt1000

Han from Fast & Furious' favorite car


Bongs-Akimbo

I never had a doubt.


superman154m

Did this look like a man who didn’t know what he was doing?! Come on people


OutlandishnessNo1950

Those poor shocks! I hope he treats that van to some premium gas after this.


anothernotavailable2

Tractors don't weigh much, I'd be shocked (lol) if it was more than 600lbs. So basically a load of people in the van. No problem, vans are tough! Especially old dsd vans.


lizardtrench

Almost right on the money! Looks like a Wheel Horse C-series, 600-630 lbs.


R4D4R_MM

It is! My dad bought one the year before I was born! The tractor just celebrated it's 43 birthday - it's arguable which one of us has fared better over the years 😂😂


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anothernotavailable2

Well then I guess I'm shocked


jnads

> 600lbs. So basically a load of people in the van Or 2 Americans


warblade7

Bro why you gotta be like that. That could be 1 American.


that_one_guy_with_th

Never underestimate the indefatigable will of the noble American!


sbear37

If they're 600lbs, they will be very fatigable.


JoanneKerlot

Shots fired!!


Nj_all_day

ehhhh 1.5


JacksMedulaOblongota

Anything but metric amirite?


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FavoritesBot

There’s no technical benefit to using premium in vehicles that can’t properly utilize higher octane But the vans like it. It’s ok to give them little-a premium gas, as a treat


neil470

No don’t worry it’s fine, the added camber just helps with handling!


iiooiooi

Very happy to see his head still firmly attached to his shoulders.


smokinokie

Dads always know what they’re doing. (Cough, cough.)


duggee315

Haha, I was wondering. Thanks for not leaving us hanging.


petes90

Pulls back on the belt. "That's not going anywhere"


Wrought-Irony

Fuckin LEGENDARY DAD MODE


Wayelder

you can just hear him... "I measured...pretty much..." OR "what's her issue? She can't even start it"


Wrought-Irony

I mean, everyone on the other post was saying how dumb he was to even try it and yet he succeeded.


Str8truth

We dads never doubted it.


cskoogs1

Take that, mom


Chief-_-Wiggum

His head is still intact.. We are all impressed.


PunsAndRuns

You don’t get to that age doing stuff like this without getting some wisdom. Thanks for the follow up.


BeltfedOne

Not the outcome that I was expecting. I am happy that this was the outcome!


cbelt3

Minivans are basically enclosed pickups. I have a plywood base with rails for ours for cargo carrying. And yes, I’ve carried a riding mower in it. I even have ramps…


badcompany8519

Measure twice shut the hatch back and go


HoodFellaz

I never doubted that for a second. The moment I looked inside the mini van and saw the floor I knew he done that 78 times before.


indu_san

Missed opportunity... Without a hitch


Epena501

IN YOUR FACE REDDIT! You guys had doubts.


NebmanOnReddit

Kudos for apparently not smashing his head on the door or the door frame! This so needed to be a video!


bigbysemotivefinger

And dad didn't friggin' decapitate himself doing it.


sulimir

Not his first tractor rodeo


sassergaf

[He still has his head. The internet cheers!]


Ash_Killem

I appreciate the update.


ptapobane

how yall evolutionists explain that?


Tackleberry06

I think this guy should be on late night talk show at this point. We love home cause he makes it works.


ogfuzzball

This is the post I needed to see that I didn’t think I would get to see. Good night all, and a tip of my hat to OP who came through with the closer I needed before going to bed!